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Android Auto Can Turn Your Car into a Phone

People who come in to Duncan Acura often ask about the technology features of some newer cars, but this can be hard to answer when it comes to any vehicle equipped with Android Auto connectivity. This system can connect a car's onboard displays to any compatible Android device, which adds a dizzying array of new features that change all the time.

For instance, some drivers might want to jam to YouTube Music or iHeartRadio while they're heading into downtown. They're able to easily switch between either with an easy voice command. 

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Important Tips to Eliminate Distracted Driving

It’s extremely important to do everything you can to eliminate distracted driving, and at Duncan Acura, we can offer some important tips to make it easier. We want you to be as safe as possible and are here to help with some important tips and ideas.

  • Do all your dressing and grooming at home and BEFORE you get behind the wheel.
  • Make any necessary phone calls before you leave.
  • Allow sufficient time so you’re not rushed.
  • Avoid drinking beverages or eating food while you’re driving. 
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Blind Spot Monitoring Technology: Taking Safety to the Next Level

When you are in the process of shopping for a new vehicle, there are now so many great features to consider. Many features are designed to provide you with extra convenience and comfort, but there is technology that adds to the overall safety of your vehicle. Blind spot monitoring is one of these features.

While you are driving down the road, there will be areas outside of your vehicle that are hard to monitor. If another vehicle moves into one of those spaces, this could leave you vulnerable for an accident if you aren't aware that vehicle is there…

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Choosing and Making a Vehicle Safe for Your Dog

There are two ways to go about finding a dog friendly vehicle. One of the ways to do this is to find a vehicle that is comfortable for your dog. Remember that not all dogs are the same. Therefore, you want to make sure that your vehicle is going to be safe and comfortable for your specific dog.

While it is good to choose vehicles that have features that make it better for your specific dog, you might want to look into other features that are going to make things even more comfortable for your dog.  

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Everything You Need to Know in the Event of an Automobile Accident

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us here at Duncan Acura. Nobody likes to imagine the worst case scenario, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared in the event of an accident.

Call 9-1-1 immediately after an accident if there are any injuries. Never leave the scene of an accident, but you should ensure that you're out of the path of oncoming traffic.

Call the police and submit a report, even if the other drivers tell you it's not necessary, it's the law. Exchange information with the other drivers involved in the…

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How to Install a Child Safety Seat

Are you getting ready to install a child safety seat in your car? Before you get started, there are a few things you need to know. Getting started is a simple process. Make sure the backseat of your car is clear from clutter and debris. Then you can begin.

Place your child's safety seat in the backseat. Ideally, the car seat should be placed in the middle seat. You'll then utilize the seat belt. Slide this through the back of the car seat and buckle it into place. Tighten the strap if necessary to ensure the car seat…

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Be Prepared for a Vehicle Emergency by Being Proactive

Sometimes there are going to be emergency situations that you have to deal with as a driver. To prepare yourself for those situations, make sure that you always drive with a vehicle emergency kit, which should include jumper cables, a flashlight, emergency flares, batteries, and essential tools. Additionally, you should have a first aid kit.

Be sure to take safety precautions such as making sure that you pull over on a well-lit road if you break down at night. If you ever have a tire blowout or flat, remember that it is completely acceptable to drive on the rim for…

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Don't Forget Fall Service Before You Head Out Tailgating

Autumn means beautiful drives in the country to look at the fall leaves, pumpkins, and our favorite, tailgating parties. The cooler temperatures are also a reminder that it is time to bring your favorite tailgating ride in to Duncan Acura for fall vehicle maintenance essentials. Attending to car maintenance essentials should also be on your tailgating list.

Aside from making sure that your ride is in tip top shape, it is time to make sure that you have everything you need. Don’t forget to bring a small plastic tote that can be used to pack dirty dishes in for…

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Don't Let the Sun Run Your Vehicle off the Road

Sunlight is bright light, especially just after the sun rises and just before it sets. Follow these tips to keep the sun's glare from causing you to veer out of your lane or off the road.

Wear sunshades with polarized or anti-reflective lenses. Clean your windshield, and check it for cracks or pits that can interfere with your line of sight. Keep papers and other items off the dashboard. Focus on lane markings to guide you. Increase the distance between you and the vehicle you're following, slow down, and turn on headlights to make sure you're noticeable…

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Back-to-School Vehicle Maintenance Tips

It's that time of year again. With kids heading back to school, it is important for drivers to make sure that their cars are prepared. Think about some of these things that you can do for your vehicle to keep your family safe and your car running smoothly.

One of the most important things that you can do for your vehicle is familiarize yourself with the owner's manual. This will make sure that you not only prepare for your car's unique needs, but that you have a relatively regular maintenance schedule to follow as the seasons change…

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